Half of Uniqlo, Muji stores closing in virus-hit China

Business / Corporate Feb 8, 2020

Half of Uniqlo, Muji stores closing in virus-hit China

Retailers are expanding outlet suspensions in China amid the unfolding coronavirus crisis, with about half of the Uniqlo apparel and Muji household goods stores there being shut. Fast Retailing Co. has closed about 370 of its 750 Uniqlo outlets in China, up from about 160 ...

For Japan's economy, worst of South Korea boycott may have passed

Business Nov 21, 2019

For Japan's economy, worst of South Korea boycott may have passed

While a South Korean consumer boycott of Japanese products continues in the wake of a prolonged dispute over wartime history and trade, economists say Japan has already seen the worst of its economic repercussions. Concerns had grown among businesses as moves to shun Japanese brands ...

Uniqlo to sell clothes made from recycled plastic bottles

Business / Corporate Sep 17, 2019

Uniqlo to sell clothes made from recycled plastic bottles

Fast Retailing Co., the operator of the Uniqlo casual apparel chain, says it will produce clothes made from used plastic bottles in cooperation with Toray Industries Inc. The fashion retailer will put the items on sale in next year's spring-summer season, mainly targeting eco-conscious consumers, ...